Cup medal tops Carson wish-list

The Herald - Herald Sport - - FA CUP SEMI-FINALS -

AR­SE­NAL v WI­GAN ATH­LETIC Goal­keeper Scott Carson is driven by a de­sire to em­u­late the ma­jor­ity of his Wi­gan team-mates and achieve FA Cup suc­cess, should Uwe Rosler se­lect him against Ar­se­nal to­day in­stead of Ali Al Habsi.

“I’ve played in a cou­ple of big games but it’ll be one of the big­gest games – if I do play – that I’ll have played in,” said Carson, who was pre­ferred to Al Habsi for the quar­ter-fi­nal win over Manch­ester City and played against Mill­wall in mid­week.

Should Carson don the gloves to­day, he would play in his first com­pet­i­tive game at Wem­b­ley since a rainy evening in Novem­ber 2007 when his er­ror con­trib­uted to Eng­land’s fail­ure to qual­ify for Euro 2008.

The 28-year-old al­lowed a long-range drive from Croa­tia’s Niko Kran­j­car to bounce over his arms in a 3-2 loss which cost Steve McClaren his job on one of the dark­est nights in English foot­ball.

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